August brings us some incredible food celebrations. First of all it is National Sandwich Month, Peach Month, and Eat Dessert First Month! All of these foods are cause for celebration. We are a nation that runs on sandwiches, from the humble PB & J to the more elaborate stuffed burgers. Delis, sandwich shops, and food trucks should bust out the goods and create the best sandwiches this month.
If you’ve been reading this blog long enough, you know I adore peaches. They are one of my all-time favorite foods. I make peach compote, peach butter, I eat peaches just because and I love peach pie — which is celebrated this month on the 24th.
Let’s talk about eating dessert first. Who doesn’t love dessert? As a vegan it used to be more challenging, but with the explosion of healthy and clean eating (which vegans get lumped into), we have many products to choose from. Here in my home town I am blessed with several bakeries I can visit to get dessert. Braggs Factory Diner is my go to vegan pie house. They make outrageous and scrumptious pies. There is Treehouse Bakery and, of course, my favorite tsoft tserve is dished up at Nami. I think I’ll hit all of these places, just so I can eat dessert first this month.
Next up are my favorite daily food celebrations. There is a food celebrated every day, but I like to highlight the ones vegans can easily enjoy.
Mustard should always be vegan. Mustard, vinegar, turmeric, and salt, how hard is that? There are several brands of ice cream sandwiches now that are vegan. But, my favorite days are National Watermelon Day and National Root Beer Float Day. This year, I’m going to make a mess of potato chips for National Potato Day and grab a pie from Braggs for National Peach Pie Day.
Let us know what your favorite food holiday is and why. I’ve provided a comprehensive list that includes non-vegan food and beverages for you to choose from.
If you’ve been able to veganize any of the other food days not listed here, please share your food hacks with us, just tag Kitchen Shaman on any social media!
National Sandwich Month
National Peach Month
National Eat Dessert First Month
2nd week: National Apple Week
August 2: National Ice Cream Sandwich Day
August 3: National Watermelon Day
August 3: Grab Some Nuts Day
August 5: National Mustard Day
August 6: National Root Beer Float Day
August 8: National Zucchini Day
August 15: Julia Child’s Birthday
August 18: National Soft Ice Cream Day
(conflicting dates, August 19th is listed too)
August 19: National Potato Day
August 22: Eat a Peach Day
August 24: National Peach Pie Day
August 29: More Herbs, Less Salt Day
August 29: Lemon Juice Day
August 31: Eat Outside Day
August 31: National Trail Mix Day